Veterinary Technician Program Coordinator/Instructor
Iowa Lakes Community College
August 29, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
The instructor is responsible for teaching a full-time assignment of classes on the Emmetsburg Campus as defined by the College and/or collective bargaining agreement and coordinating the program. Must evaluate and report student performance and progress in assigned courses in accordance with College and division policies and procedures.
% of Time
Essential Duties / Responsibilities
1. Effectively organize, teach and evaluate student performance and progress in assigned course offerings in accordance with established syllabi. Assignments may include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules and locations.
2. Maintain current course syllabi and provide student guides for all courses taught.
3. Supervise animal care and welfare.
4. Veterinarian of record
1. Maintain compliance with national accreditation requirements.
2. Develop and maintain relationships with area veterinarians and animal care facilities.
3. Maintain established office hours.
4. Serve as academic advisor to students and make referrals, when deemed necessary, to other college personnel, such as the Executive Dean, Counselors, Financial Aid, etc. for more specialized information and assistance.
5. Assist in the development of new courses and revisions of existing courses in discipline area to insure continued program growth and development.
6. Arrange lab sites for student practical experiences and monitor progress.
7. Assist Admissions in actively recruiting students to the program and college.
1. Regularly engage in professional development activities and keep current with developing trends and ideas in profession.
2. Assist in the process of requesting and maintaining instructional equipment and supplies for classrooms/laboratories use.
3. Work with a program advisory committee and an animal ethics (IACUC) committee.
4. Assist the supervisor in the budgeting process.
4. Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communication within the college and community.
5. Encourage and foster student participation in professional organizations, college activities and community activities.
6. Attend and serve on assigned and voluntary program and college committees.
7. Maintain records as required for the program by the college and accrediting agencies.
8. May serve as a student club sponsor.
Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:
Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, staff and the community, and understand the Community College concept. Possess a commitment to a student centered environment.
Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
Present oneself in a classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and college guidelines, policies and practices
Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff, administrators and other contacts.
Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communications.
Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities and be sensitive to various learning styles.
Be a creative, energetic and self motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
Possess a working knowledge of educational media equipment.
Possess sufficient knowledge of programming languages to effectively instruct students.
Position involves sitting or standing most of the time in an office or classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling and carrying. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds of force frequently. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance. May be required to travel utilizing personal vehicle.
Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications: Licensed Veterinarian with six thousand hours of recent and relevant work experience. Prior teaching experience at the postsecondary level preferred.
The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered:
Employment Application form
Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring
Review of applications will begin immediately. View complete job description and download application at www.iowalakes.edu/jobs. For more information, contact Amanda Fuhrman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-362-0409. Iowa Lakes Community College, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.
NOTE: Applications must be complete, including Employment Application Form, Applicant Confidential Information Form, Letter Addressing Qualifications, Resume and Transcripts (if required).
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and related experience for a 217 day contract.
About Iowa Lakes Community College
To provide opportunities for quality lifelong learning and promote economic development for our communities.
Equal Opportunity Statement- It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).